DIY Cinnamon Ornaments

Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
Total 1 hr 20 mins

These DIY Cinnamon Ornaments are a fun and festive Christmas craft! They’re easy to make, and they’re such a lovely homemade gift for friends and family.

Star and Candy Cane Shaped Christmas Ornaments Hanging on a Tree

Festive DIY Christmas Ornaments

These ornaments are always a fun little project for the holidays. Make them with your kids, bake them in the oven, and then hang them on your Christmas tree – it’s as simple as that! Growing up, these were something we always made in Girl Scouts.

I was the worst Girl Scout, until it came time to make or eat something. I hated camping, going door to door to sell cookies and earning badges. Somehow, I doubt any of you are very surprised by that.

However I was always first in line to make these Cinnamon Ornaments. They smelled awesome and I always figured they tasted just as good. Just fair warning – THEY DON’T. You do not want to eat these. Seriously, don’t try it unless you are prepared to want to die.

Three DIY Ornaments on a Table Next to More on a Lined Baking Sheet

Despite the fact that you can’t eat them, they are still one of the best things I make during the holidays. As soon as I opened my Pampered Chef holiday bundle, I knew that I wanted to make these right away. I am so excited to get to work with The Pampered Chef again as part of their Holiday Baking Bonanza Campaign…because I get to give away one of these awesome Pampered Chef holiday bundles to one of you!

These Cinnamon Ornaments are really easy to make and are also fun for kids too. Plus, they make your house smell AMAZING. Last year when I made them, I added a little glitter (and by a little, I mean a whole bottle because I am glitter obsessed). This year, 90% of my ornaments are already full of glitter…so I figured I would let these be a little more natural. πŸ˜‰

Yield: 12

DIY Cinnamon Ornaments

Three DIY Ornaments on a Table Next to More on a Lined Baking Sheet

These DIY Cinnamon Ornaments are a fun and festive Christmas craft! They're easy to make, and they're such a lovely homemade gift for friends and family.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 cup ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup ground cloves
  • 1 cup applesauce (plus possibly up to 1 more tablespoon if needed)
  • parchment paper
  • cookie cutters
  • straw
  • ribbon/string/baker's twine


  1. Preheat oven to 250°F. Line a large baking sheet with a Pampered Chef Silicone Baking Mat (or parchment paper). Set aside.
  2. In a Pampered Chef Classic Batter Bowl (or a large bowl), mix together the applesauce, cloves and one cup of the cinnamon. Mix well with a spatula and press your dough into a ball. If your dough is still dry and crumbly, add 1 tablespoon of extra applesauce till it reaches a good consistency to roll out for cutting into shapes.
  3. On a piece of parchment paper, spread some cinnamon and begin to roll the dough out to about 1/4″ thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out your shapes and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Use the end of a straw to create holes in the upper part of the shape. Bake for 1 hour, flipping half way through. Then turn off oven and let the ornaments cool completely before taking out of oven. (This took about an hour in my oven.)
  5. Tie your ribbon, string or baker's twine to each ornament and hang on your tree!


Makes 12 large ornaments

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18 Responses
  1. Beth @ bethcakes

    I’ve always loved these ornaments! So glad you posted this because I can’t remember the last time I made them. Definitely the best way to make your house smell like Christmas. πŸ™‚

  2. Dee Fedor

    Making these today! Thanks for the chance to win, BUT– I follow on Twitter and can not receive an entry because I will NOT let PromoSimple tweet for me? Doesn’t seem right!

  3. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

    My cousins used to make these ornaments with my grandma every year! Love how they make the room smell!

  4. Kelly CookingQueen Perkins

    I love anything cinnamon, smell or taste. I have a feeling we are going to be making these SOON!! My 3 and 8 year old are going to love getting to cut them out, and of course, decorating the tree with them. Thanks so much for the recipe!!
    As far as The Pampered Chef goes…my love for them runs deep! I have always, always had a passion for cooking. My mother bought PC years ago when I was little. I began hosting shows every so often at the holidays or for my birthday so that I could get the host specials and free products. Today, I am proud to say I am an Idependent Consultant with The Pampered Chef, and it feels amazing to work for a company that supports me in my passion! I <3 The Pampered Chef!! Good luck to everyone that has entered, you're going to LOVE the products!!

  5. Deryk

    I used to make these with my grandmother when we were kids. Haven’t thought about them in years. What great memories!

  6. Lucy

    Oooooo! I used to make these in school and totally forgot about them. I am going to make some this afternoon with my kids.

    I have that Pampered Chef silicone baking mat. It Rocks! Hope I win because I would really like a second one for baking cookies on.

  7. Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes

    Oh I just love the idea of edible ornaments, but I fear they wouldn’t live long on my tree…

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